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Trying to run install script and it downloads file (8 posts)

  1. jimbolad
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Okay so I am trying a fresh install of wordpress on a clients site.
    Ive uploaded the files on the the server using FTP ( filezilla), and edited the wp-config.php file matching the new databsase settings aswell. Now the next step is to run the install script I believe but when I type the url in ( mysite.co.uk/wp-admin/install.php ) it downloads the install.php file.

    Im thinking that im seeing a directory listing rather than a web page which is why it is downloading the file i type in the URL. Now I think it is an issue regarding .htacces but I do not know how to create it nor what to put in it in order to point to the index.php by default and ?

    Any ideas thanks?

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    site url?

  3. jimbolad
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    unfortunately the site isnt live yet so I've had to change my host file in order to view the development so the URL wouldnt work?

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Im thinking that im seeing a directory listing

    If I understand it correctly, try adding:
    DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.htm to the top of an .htaccess file in the blog subfolder.

    regarding .htacces but I do not know how to create it

    you can find a lot of examples and tutorials online.

    related: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-create-htaccess-files?replies=3

  5. jimbolad
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thankyou for quick replies but onfortunately I've tried this and nothing changes. Very weird because I've installed wordpress plenty of times and never come accross this...

  6. Tara
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Have you contacted your webhosting? They may shed some light!

  7. jimbolad
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Yea just got reply and it worked :)

    For any one that has this problem in future ,

    I had to turn on something called PHP Module or PHP Support in my Hosting settings.

    Phew

    cheers @Tara

  8. Tara
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Glad you got it resolved :-)

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